- The fact that Obadiah Mailafia has been invited thrice by the DSS has caused much worry to many Nigerians
- One of those who have expressed concern over this is Prince Uche Secondus, the national chairman of the PDP
- Secondus on Tuesday, September 15, claimed that the federal government is trying to intimidate Nigerians into silence by traumatising Mailafia
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A lot of eyebrows have been raised over the repeated invitation of the former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Obadiah Mailafia by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Many Nigerians have interpreted this move from the DSS as a form of disrespect to the reputation of a man who has contributed so much to the development of Nigeria in his capacity.
One of those who share this view is Prince Uche Secondus, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In his statement on Tuesday, September 15, Secondus advised the DSS to stop harassing Mailafia and be more accommodating to persons who have opposing views to those of the federal government as is expected in a democratic setting.
The PDP boss alleged that the current administration is trying to intimidate Nigerians and discourage them from expressing their pains and fears by traumatising Mailafia through the DSS.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Mailafia, the former presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2019 presidential election had alleged that some strange people were after him.
The ex-CBN deputy governor made the claim on Monday, September 14, in Jos, the Plateau state capital after he was interrogated for a third time by the DSS.
He said he had reason to believe that his life is in danger, claiming that he has been getting threatening calls.
Mailafia alleged that some strange people recently attempted to break into a building he was staying in, forcing him to jump a fence and escape.
However, speaking after his release, Mailafia, who spoke to newsmen, commended the DSS for their professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
He said the DSS exhibited high sense of professionalism in the way they handled the matter. Mailafia urged them to ensure that this should be the last invitation, adding that, "l was not, maltreated, harassed or intimated in any guise."
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